Sentence Analysis Systems
The following are programs based on SFL which allow automatic
analysis of text:
||Description: Developed under funding from Fujitsu
(1991-92), this system allowed parsing of sentences using the full
Hallidayan formalism, although only a cut-down version of Penman's
generation grammar could be handled. Coverage was not great, and speed,
very slow. I eventually abandoned development of this system because it
became impractically slow as the grammar grew.
Platform: Not distributed.
Web Page: http://www.wagsoft.com/wag.html
|Mick O'Donnell, Frederik Copens, Joeri van der Vloet
|Description: During 2001-2003, Mick O'Donnell
led a team at Language & Computing
nv. which developed a wide-coverage parser for English (and a
smaller coverage system for Dutch). This system used a
dependency-version of the Systemic formalism. The parser has a
reasonable level of accuracy, and is very quick. Unfortunately, there
is no distribution of this system.
Availability: Not distributed
|Description: I am developing a new parser, this time
using a unifunctional Systemic formalism (only one layer of function
structure allowed, and thus no conflation). Hopefully a first release
will be made late 2005.
Platform: Windows, Linux/Unix.
Web Page: ??